WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM—PREREGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM—REGISTRATION ($30) AND BANQUET TICKET
SALES ($65)

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM—EXHIBIT HALL and INDEPENDENCE MARKET

Sebastian Ballrooms K and L, Level 1

9:00 - 11:30 AM—NFB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (Open to All)

Sebastian Ballrooms I and J, Level 1

12:30 - 4:00 PM—NFB DEAF-BLIND DIVISION BUSINESS MEETING

Wekiwa 9, Level 2
Get updates on national issues affecting the deaf-blind community, technology, and the division’s business matters. Election of officers. Alice Eaddy, President

12:30 - 4:00 PM—SPORTS & RECREATION DIVISION MEETING

Panzacola G-2, Level 1
12:30 PM—Registration
1:00 PM—Meeting
Join us for a high energy meeting full of demonstrations, information on helpful health and wellness tools, and motivation to get you moving! Learn how the Sports and Rec Division can support your pursuit of health and wellness! Jessica Beecham, President

12:30 - 4:00 PM—NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLIND EDUCATORS

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
Blind teachers discuss techniques they use in their classrooms. Participants also meet in groups specific to grade level and content areas of interest to create a network of mentors. If you teach or are considering a career in teaching at any level, please join us. Cayte Mendez, President

12:30 - 4:30 PM—WHAT’S NEW FROM SENIORS? OUR RETREAT!

Wekiwa 6, Level 2
12:30 PM—Registration ($5)
1:30 PM—Meeting
Come to the Seniors Division annual meeting and learn about blindness skills training through our Senior Retreat Program. We teach each other about the truth of living with blindness and aging. Hear seniors tell their stories on how to live the lives they want. Silent Auction. Ruth Sager, President

12:30 - 5:00 PM—DIABETES ACTION NETWORK SEMINAR

Suwannee 11, Level 2
12:30 PM—Registration
Learn about new accessible diabetes equipment coming to market and strategies for living well with diabetes. Division officer and board member elections will be held. Bernadette Jacobs, President

12:30 - 5:00 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND LAWYERS

Panzacola Ballroom H-3, Level 1
12:30 PM—Registration
Examine laws affecting blind people and others with disabilities; address ongoing struggles to gain equal access to websites, employment, legal texts, and exams; share practice tips for blind lawyers. Scott LaBarre, President

12:30 - 5:00 PM—NFB IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Wekiwa 4, Level 2
12:30 PM—Registration
Enhancing nonvisual access to information technology and improving the ability of blind information and computer technology professionals to compete in today's world. Brian Buhrow, President

12:30 - 5:00 PM—NFB IN COMMUNITIES OF FAITH

Suwannee 19, Level 2
12:30 PM—Registration
Speakers will tell how their faith has helped them face and overcome challenges; also hear representatives from various faith-based libraries and publishing houses describe what their organizations do. Tom Anderson, President

1:00 - 4:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH TRACK SESSIONS (Ages 11-18)

Wekiwa 1 and 2, Level 2
Come Learn About All Things STEM!

1:00 - 4:00 PM—NOPBC MEETING

Panzacola Ballroom F-1, Level 1
Keynote address by the 2017 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children; talks on accessible science, art, textbooks, games, technology, programs for kids, Parent Power, business meeting, elections, and more. Kim Cunningham, President

1:00 - 4:00 PM—PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION

Suwannee 21, Level 2
Express yourself! This meeting will feature a panel on expression and movement on stage. Then we will practice what we’ve learned in our hour of improv. Julie McGinnity, President

1:00 - 4:30 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND MERCHANTS

Panzacola Ballroom F-2, Level 1
"With Challenges Come New Opportunities." Randolph-Sheppard faces some of its greatest challenges in years, but with that comes opportunities for new entrepreneurial initiatives, including the private sector and franchising. Nicky Gacos, President

1:00 - 5:00 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
1:00 PM—Registration
Network, share mutual interests, find placement strategies, and examine and discuss concerns and current issues. Melody Roane, President

1:00 - 5:00 PM—HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION

Suwannee 20, Level 2
1:00 PM—Registration ($5)
2:00-5:00 PM—Division Meeting
We are a diverse group of blind professionals, paraprofessionals, and students pursuing careers as social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, and other allied health professions. Please join us for our biennial elections and to network during our last hour. Merry C. Schoch, President

1:00 - 6:00 PM—KNFB READER: THE COOL TOOL FOR WORK & SCHOOL

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
Witness the power of the fastest and most accurate print reading app in person at our KNFB Reader demonstration. Enter a drawing to win a free copy of KNFB Reader while you try it for yourself first hand. Now available for Windows 10 tablets, computers, and phones!

1:00 - 6:00 PM—NFB-NEWSLINE® DEMONSTRATION OPEN HOUSE

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
NFB-NEWSLINE®’s four hundred publications, including sixty magazines, can help you become a part of your community’s conversation and live the life you want. Our NFB-NEWSLINE® experts are here to answer your questions. Not a subscriber? We can sign you up on the spot!

1:00 - 8:30 PM—INSPIRING ARTISTS, BEGINNERS TO PROS

Panzacola Ballroom H-4, Level 1

1:00-5:00 PM—Drop-in Activities

5:00-7:00 PM—Art Exhibit

7:00-8:30 PM—Hands-on Workshop for NOPBC and TVIs

Experience tactile art as a creative way to gather and share information and ideas. Visitors are invited to explore sculptures and other tactile art forms on display. This open art room offers free tools and materials. Deborah Kent Stein and Ann Cunningham, Coordinators

4:00 - 6:00 PM—UNITED BLIND INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF AMERICA

Wekiwa 8, Level 2
Join your Federation colleagues for a wide-ranging discussion about improving working conditions and wages for all blind workers, and developing strategies to ensure that all disabled workers are paid at least the minimum wage. Sandy Halverson, President

4:30 - 5:30 PM—SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS FOR YOUR AFFILIATE

Suwannee 13, Level 2
Learn the basics of utilizing social media for your affiliate or division (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), including the pros and cons of each platform, the best content to post, and how to make sure it’s all on brand. Stephanie Eller, Facilitator

4:30 - 10:00 PM—SPORTS & RECREATION DIVISION WORKSHOPS

Panzacola Ballroom G-2, Level 1

4:30-6:00 PM—Anywhere, Anytime, Exercise Solutions

Join us to learn body weight exercises that you can do anywhere, anytime, and with no equipment! Sponsored by NFB Sports and Rec

6:00-7:30 PM and 8:00-9:30 PM—1Touch Self Defense Workshops

($10 per session)
Sponsored by the Sports & Recreation Division. Jessica Beecham, President

5:00 - 6:30 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLIND LAWYERS RECEPTION

Panzacola Ballroom H-2, Level 1
For NABL Division members and seminar participants only; to promote networking and fellowship within our membership. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar are available. Scott LaBarre, President

5:00 - 7:00 PM—BRAILLE BOOK FAIR PRESENTING SPONSOR WELLS FARGO

Panzacola Ballrooms F-3 and F-4, Level 1
Browse tables of new and used Braille and print/Braille books. There will be fiction, nonfiction, early readers through multi-volume novels, cookbooks, and more. Through a collaboration with our Literacy Partner, the Wells Fargo Foundation, the books are offered at no cost to the reader. Volunteers will box and prepare them to be shipped to the reader’s home via Free Matter for the Blind. Donations are encouraged. Krystal Guillory, Coordinator

5:00 - 8:00 PM—NFB LGBT MEETING AND SOCIAL

Wekiwa 9, Level 2
Building the Federation and giving back with pride! Panels will discuss reaching out to families & youth, access to LGBT information, & involvement in local pride events. A 7PM social will follow. Tai Tomasi, Coordinator, (515) 329-4908

5:30 - 6:30 PM—MAKING SOCIAL MEDIA WORK HARDER FOR YOUR AFFILIATE

Suwannee 13, Level 2
Learn how to make your social media presence work harder for your chapter or affiliate. We'll discuss the content that will most engage your audience, ways to effectively amplify our message, and how to evaluate posts effectiveness through analytics. Stephanie Eller, Facilitator

5:30 - 7:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH TRACK SESSIONS (Ages 14-18)

Wekiwa 1 and 2, Level 2
Dating 101

6:00 - 7:00 PM—FCC’S ACCESSIBILITY LAWS FOR TELEVISION

Wekiwa 6, Level 2
Hear about the current state of accessible televisions, set-top boxes, and similar devices that play back video programming. Learn how to request and use accessible TV interfaces. Will Schell, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Federal Communications Commission

6:00 - 10:00 PM—NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GUIDE DOG USERS

Panzacola Ballroom F-2, Level 1
6:00-6:45 PM—Registration
7:00 PM—Call to Order
Celebrate our successes in education and advocacy on behalf of guide dog users. Be the first to download Version 2.0 of the NAGDU mobile app for iOS & Android as we take a guided tour. Learn more about our Uber/Lyft settlement and how you can be a part of change. Elect our leaders! Marion Gwizdala, President

6:00 - 10:00 PM—NFB COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
6:00 PM—Registration ($5)
6:30 PM—Seminar and Business Meeting
Learn how to find or make your own service projects, gain tools to organize your own state efforts, discover how you can live the life you want through serving your community, no matter your age or circumstance; and find out what the division has been up to in the past year. Let’s get involved! Darian Smith, President

6:30 - 10:00 PM—SCIENCE & ENGINEERING DIVISION

Suwannee 21, Level 2
6:30 PM—Registration
7:00 PM—Meeting
Learn techniques for gardening, performing biology and chemistry labs, and analyzing engineering data sets. Learn how to gain access to graphics and mathematical material. Contact John Gardner at < a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected] regarding one-on-one STEM tutorials. John Miller, President

6:30 - 10:00 PM—ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINERS DIVISION

Suwannee 11, Level 2
6:30 PM—Registration
Learn about developments in collaboration software from Google & others, structured discovery in the communication classroom, the evolution of technology, choosing the best device for the task. Hear about the Orbit Reader. Help shape the division’s future. See you there. Registration $5 for members-only benefits. Nancy Coffman, Coordinator

7:00 - 8:00 PM—AIRA TECH TALK: THE CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND AIRA’S INNOVATIVE SERVICE

Wekiwa 3, Level 2
If you’re a technology fan or simply curious about the Aira solution, you won’t want to miss this unique session! Listen to the creative minds behind Aira technology explain the challenges and innovations necessary to deliver the Aira experience along with their vision and thoughts on what’s next to come.

7:00 - 8:30 PM—“ALL SHOT” (An original play by Jerry Whittle; $5 admission fee; one performance only)

Panzacola Ballroom G-1, Level 1
Rody Salley, an aging and blind former major league baseball player, returns to his childhood home for his final years. He encounters his daughter after many years of separation. He finds a new purpose for his life.

7:00 - 9:00 PM—CHAPTER PRESIDENTS’ CHAPTER MEETING

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
All chapter presidents attending national convention are invited and encouraged to attend the ultimate chapter meeting. Experience a live presidential release, discover what your chapter meetings may be missing and how to get the business of the Federation done while having fun! Jeannie Massay, Coordinator

7:00 - 9:00 PM—EMPOWERING UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

Wekiwa 8, Level 2
If you are feeling underserved, come and be heard! Get empowered to live the life you want! Ron Brown, Chairperson, Committee to Empower Underserved Populations

7:00 - 9:00 PM—NFB KRAFTERS DIVISION BUSINESS MEETING

Suwannee 18, Level 2
Join us to hear about our telephone conference classes taught by blind and visually impaired crafters and learn about our email classes. Become a paid member and take as many classes as you would like through July 2018. Joyce Kane, President

7:00 - 10:00 PM—BALLROOM DANCING WORKSHOPS

Panzacola Ballroom F-1, Level 1

7:00 PM—Registration ($5)

7:15 PM—Rumba Lesson

8:30 PM—Waltz Lesson

Take the first step and learn to conquer the dance floor with romantic rumba and elegant waltz! No partner or prior dance experience needed; all welcome! Katelyn MacIntyre, Vice President, NFB Performing Arts Division

7:00 - 10:00 PM—NFB-NEWSLINE® SEMINAR FOR STATE COORDINATORS

Wekiwa 7, Level 2
All NFB-NEWSLINE state coordinators are encouraged to attend. Come and learn about what other coordinators are doing to promote NFB-NEWSLINE around the country. Provide your input for future enhancements to the service. Your questions and suggestions are welcome.

7:30 - 9:00 PM—DADS’ NIGHT OUT

All dads, sighted and blind, are welcome.
Contact Corbb O’Connor at (703) 309-4884 for location. Sponsored by NOPBC.

7:30 - 9:30 PM—BLIND FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

Suwannee 13, Level 2
Come learn about issues facing federal employees and applicants. Share your experiences with and your solutions to federal workplace challenges. Ronza Othman, Chairperson

8:00 - 10:00 PM—NOPBC YOUTH TRACK SESSIONS (Ages 11-18)

Wekiwa 1 and 2, Level 2
What Does My Blindness Mean to Me?

8:00 - 9:00 PM—FRIENDS OF RECOVERY MEETING

Suwannee 19, Level 2
All convention delegates involved in or interested in twelve-step recovery programs are invited to attend. A second Friends of Recovery meeting will be on Friday at 8:00 p.m. Sheri Koch, Coordinator

8:00 - 9:30 PM—WEBMASTERS MEETING

Suwannee 20, Level 2
A meeting for all NFB affiliate and division webmasters to discuss the importance of an informative, accessible, and visually attractive website. Gary Wunder, Chairperson

8:00 - 10:00 PM—NABS OLYMPICS ($5)

Wekiwa 4, Level 2
Do you like some competition with Federation friends? Are you eager to learn, help others, or just want to have fun? If you said yes to any of these questions, then join us for games, challenges, trivia, and an evening of fun with several of our national divisions and NFB training centers. Come play, compete, win prizes, and show off. All are invited! Kathryn Webster, President